Picture: Ninja Hanna
The Quiet by Jefta van Dinther
Picture: Ninja Hanna
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Jefta van Dinther

The Quiet

Jefta van Dinther’s work has been a constant presence at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Tanz im August. “The Quiet” brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary, calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations. They are quiet in action, set in motion by expressions of oral traditions. Reciting, chanting and praying, they forcefully move into and out of defined and defining patterns, propelling the quotidian into transcendence. Van Dinther’s new HAU co-production engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time. Together with his long-standing collaborators Minna Tiikkainen and David Kiers as well as Cristina Nyffeler, Jefta van Dinther continues the intertwining of space, sound, light, and body that characterizes his choreographies. His works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synesthesia, darkness, labour, the uncanny, affect, voice, and image.
Current Performances
Thu 07.03.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
Fri 08.03.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
Sat 09.03.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
Sun 10.03.2019, 17:00 / HAU2
English (language no problem)
approx. 60 min.
Choreography & direction
Jefta van Dinther
Creation & performance
Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska, Kristine Slettevold
Lighting design
Minna Tiikkainen
Set design & costume
Cristina Nyffeler
David Kiers, Slowdive (for the track “Falling Ashes“)
Lisa Drake
Jefta van Dinther, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Mandoline Whittlesey
Assistance choreography
Thiago Granato
Artistic advice
Gabriel Smeets
Technical direction
Bennert Vancotttem
Sound technician
Stephan Woehrmann
Thanks to
Ana Grip, Pia Krämer
Emelie Bergbohm / Bohm Bohm Room
Production management
Annie Schachtel
Premiere 7 March 20109
Production: Jefta van Dinther. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Riksteatern Sweden, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Centre choréographique national de Montpellier Occitanie direction Christian Rizzo, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, CCN Orléans, Theater Freiburg, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Julidans Amsterdam. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm. Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk, Swedish Embassy in Portugal, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb), HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Distribution: Key Performance.